Ron Moten’s New Show is Incredibly Listenable
Peaceoholics co-founder, Ward 7 GOP candidate, and general local politics player-operator Ron Moten has had a show on 1480 AM for around two months. I caught it for the first time today, and man, what a treat.
Moten had City Paper managing editor Mike Madden and Washington Times reporter Jeffrey Anderson on as guests, but they were there mainly to serve as foils for Moten’s monologues on Washington and politics.
There was also some life advice thrown in. In one segment, Moten says it’s important to have haters because even the grass needs horse manure to grow.
Moten’s musical choices included him singing a capella Chuck Brown in the intro, and one of the DC-slanted spins on popular songs that he likes to produce. I always thought Kanye West’s “Power” could have done with more references to resigned mayoral aide Gerri Mason Hall.
The show has a tendency to turn into the Ron Moten Grievance Revue, but, as a Fenty partisan, Moten has more than enough grudges to fill the hour.
Still, his tendency to dig up the hatchet means you have to come to the show with lots of context to fully enjoy it. In today’s episode, he made several references to Mary Cheh’s investigation of his role in the donation of a DC fire truck to Sosua, Dominican Republic. That investigation finished in early 2010.
It will be interesting to see how long 1480 AM can continue Moten’s show without a legal threat (or, since he’s a candidate, violation of equal time provisions). In today’s show, he eagerly called out people whose alleged shady dealings he doesn’t think has been adequately investigated by the US Attorney’s Office or the media, including Cheh and City Administrator Allen Lew.
Until then, Moten’s show is on at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. You can listen online on their website.